appmgmts.dll Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing appmgmts.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent appmgmts.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

appmgmts.dll file Software installation Service. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of appmgmts.dll related errors on your device. You can also download appmgmts.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename appmgmts.dll
File extension DLL
Description Software installation Service
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to appmgmts.dll file. appmgmts.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to appmgmts.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • appmgmts.dll is corrupted
  • appmgmts.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - appmgmts.dll
  • appmgmts.dll file error
  • appmgmts.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register appmgmts.dll file:
  • appmgmts.dll file could not be loaded
  • appmgmts.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because appmgmts.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to appmgmts.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing appmgmts.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

appmgmts.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with appmgmts.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to appmgmts.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of appmgmts.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to appmgmts.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the appmgmts.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the appmgmts.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the appmgmts.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace appmgmts.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace appmgmts.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded appmgmts.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of appmgmts.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your appmgmts.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows 10
File size 163840 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 e8e62dc16d599e1ba9025e028d8f290b
SHA1 4173a5231198303672f49ca158c1c8bf381c44aa
SHA256 f99d8846354d6bea2b93bd72d03a7536e74288933173daaf631a56052e3c950b
CRC32 1de4a544
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 155648 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 eb51a6f994df6a6d0c7c850279bee784
SHA1 49453a29211946569e6e9736bb524047d3d652e8
SHA256 300145bace2769788f38d397b6340ad8642b28c0399a81d49fb02d728654d36f
CRC32 71402309
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows 8
File size 152064 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8f0f777b167caddf9d206180b8558433
SHA1 95daa0c43b18141c76b7e10d6917f70d3fb11d55
SHA256 4811e247dc398c3e0f49ad494cf3db4349678d9d3a0db2ce8f684e4e63515bf9
CRC32 cb954c74
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows 7
File size 193536 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 4aba3e75a76195a3e38ed2766c962899
SHA1 618b168da0c53efb1f73686eb3e5c2360d5745e0
SHA256 e2001acd44da270b8289da362d26416676301773ab22616c211f31cf2e7869aa
CRC32 50e3e363
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows 7
File size 149504 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a45d184df6a8803da13a0b329517a64a
SHA1 2b67cd7049eb9b662a71cc5e61131b6736fcca69
SHA256 c1d16b60a6d69689ae951dc3d6884ed2e233d144b3fc0b86bc1c50aaaaa01ed2
CRC32 8698c0b6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 148992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0fe769cae5855b53c90e23f85e7e89ff
SHA1 d3e87687073973d4fd2632afba018ddb67a4e601
SHA256 7163e364d33edabcfc1e1b586d28fa906f34a764bf4b3031df020043eae0d3bf
CRC32 068cc775
Example file location ---
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 195584 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 3da98c07b18a676180fe7eed924d1673
SHA1 1d1aef2c1608de9a57bdf21c8eee2b978f16bfb3
SHA256 830e48c2af04cb57e886643df1288edebeeaf03ce04a4850e13e05ff206c507a
CRC32 ee3604b1
Example file location ---
Filename appmgmts.dll
System Windows XP
File size 167936 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 d8849f77c0b66226335a59d26cb4edc6
SHA1 27bd216140f9390492a5183e4045985d16294dc0
SHA256 4990031453204c57e36e850252a39b05d6ecdab9e71a8136fb4900f17e59c9ca
CRC32 614a0cda
Example file location ---